Past event: Space Operations Summit 2023

Securing Freedom of Action in Space

Space Operations Summit 2023 is the only conference to look at space both as an independent operational domain, and as an enabler for joint all-domain operations. The conference brings together space professionals and joint operators who depend on space to deliver effect in the air, on land, at sea, providing a platform for space SMEs to engage with launch service providers, defence space leaders, and end-user customers to be all under one roof at one time. Unlike other conferences on space, the conference agenda adopts a multifaceted approach which looks to solve challenges in space through cross-fertilisation across policy makers, militaries and industries.

Space Operations Summit 2023 lends itself as a unique and useful opportunity for industry leaders, space commands, government officials and academia to come together to share with a forum the challenges they face and solutions they may have to them. Given that a major challenge faced within the space community is how space commands can better leverage commercial capability and learn from the private sector, bringing together leaders from both space commands and industry provides itself as the perfect opportunity to address these challenges in particular.

The democratisation of space, a process spurred through commercial endeavor, has meant that no single authority posses a monopoly over the domain. Thus, to prevent nefarious activity in space, it is critical that national space commands meet the challenge of securing freedom of action in space.

Benefits of Attending

  • Collaborate with NATO allies, senior leaders and prospective partners in order to synthesise strategic aims and better defend military space
  • Improve the integration of your PNT and communications capability to enhance effectiveness, efficiency, and resilience in your operations
  • Meet with senior industry leaders to discuss projects that will drive investment, generate contracts for national space sectors and ultimately improve access to space and the ability to defend existing space assets
  • Learn how to combat hostile activity by gaining a fuller understanding of how adversaries are attempting to utilise space to maximise their advantage
  • Leverage existing space-based capability to exploit them to their full advantage, for example, enhancing sensors to prevent data gaps, or streaming data-processing to better exploit space-based ISR

It was a valuable experience in terms of new knowledge related to space operations, technology advances, the challenges and risks present in the operational environment, the recognition of resilience as a factor to Space Operations, as well as (providing the) networking necessary to build a space community to handle education and space situational awareness.

Brigadier General Eliot Benavidez Gonzalez, Chief of Aeronautical Education, Colombian Air Force

The Space Operations Summit, London 2019, made thinking on space a shared experience across nations and institutions. This experience underpins sound decision-making back home.

Dr Christian F. Anrig, Chief of Doctrine, Swiss Air Force

Early Confirmed 2023 Speakers

  • Lieutenant General DeAnna Burt, Deputy Chief of Space Operations Cyber and Nuclear, United States Space Force
  • Lieutenant General David Julazadeh, Deputy Chief of Staff, Capability Development, Supreme Allied Command Transformation
  • Major General Michael Traut, Commander, Space Command, German Air Force
  • Major General Stephen Purdy Jr, PEO for Assured Access to Space, United States Space Force
  • Air Commodore Adam Bone, Director of Operations, Plans, and Training, UK Space Command
  • Dr. Kelly Hammett, Director and Program Executive Officer (PEO), Space Rapid Capabilities Office
  • Brigadier General Michael Adamson, Commander, 3 Canadian Space Division
  • Brigadier General Davide Cipelletti, Chief of Space General Office, Italian Defence Staff
  • Brigadier General Jesse Morehouse, J5 Mobilization Assistant, United States Space Command
  • Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director Geospatial Unit, Austrian Armed Forces
  • Karla Smith Jackson, Senior Procurement Executive, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer and Assistant Administrator for Procurement, NASA
  • Mark Stokes, Co-Founder and CEO, Magdrive
  • Robert Hauge, President, SpaceLogistics LLC
  • Melissa Quinn, Head of Spaceport Cornwall, Spaceport Cornwall
  • Air Marshal (Retd.) Andrew Turner, Founder and Executive Director, Space4Sight
  • Mr. Clint Hunt, Director, Intelligence and Defense Programs, United Launch Alliance
  • General (retd) Philippe Steininger, Military Advisor to the President, National Centre for Space Studies (CNES)
  • Dr. Junayd Miah, Science Advisor, UK Space Command
  • Mr. Tymoteusz Trocki, Head of Space Safety Department, Polish Space Agency
  • Mr Robert Palm, Senior Director, International Business Development, HawkEye 360
  • Juliana Suess, Research Analyst and Policy Lead, Space Security, RUSI
  • Ms. Julia Holt-Jones FRAeS, Founder and Executive Director, Space4Sight
  • James Black, European Lead for RAND Space Enterprise, RAND Corporation


  • Air Marshal (Retd.) Stuart Evans, Deputy Commander, NATO Allied Air Command (2016-2019)

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Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24156